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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday. EPA On-Scene Coordinator Paul Peronard said it would not surprise him if it took two months to clean up the site in Williston, though workers ...

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Oil field pipe mill south of San Antonio to hire 200

Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — A new pipe mill south of San Antonio plans to hire more than 200 workers and build a $62.5 million facility — the latest ripple-effect project of the Eagle Ford Shale drilling boom. Houston-based Alamo Tube Co. announced that its pipe mill and finishing facility will go into Alamo Junction Rail ...

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Cigarette is cause of Ohio natural gas explosion

Stacy Millberg | The Star Beacon (Ashtabula, Ohio) ORWELL TOWNSHIP — Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have determined a cigarette triggered the explosion that killed a woman on Montgomery Road Wednesday. Michael Duchesne, assistant director of communication for the Ohio Department of Commerce said, a water well on the property was emptied from an appliance that was running ...

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VME Fabricators planning to double workforce

Casey Murphy | The Tyler Morning Telegraph (Tyler, Texas) VME Fabricators plans to double its Tyler workforce by year’s end and has surpassed goals set a year ago when the city and county agreed to tax abatements, representatives announced on Monday. VME Fabricators is a new operating division and subsidiary of VME Process Inc., an international business based in Tyler. It ...

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563: Supplying the Permian Basin’s Rigs

Corey Paul | Odessa American Rig No. 647 in Gardendale that looks almost like a pulling unit, its mast slanted and propped up by cables. But a Savanna Drilling crew of five hooked pipe after pipe this week, drilling toward 11,000 feet in search of crude in the Permian Basin’s stacked tight rock formations. Brady-based Loadcraft Industries built this mobile ...

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Most of the oil spilled into Hebron wetlands recovered

Leslie Dixon | the Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) HEBRON — More than 970 gallons of oil, about 88 percent of the 1,100 gallons that spilled into the wetlands at the Hebron Station School in late December, have now been recovered, a Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman said Wednesday. Additionally, a water sample was taken at the perimeter drain outfall pipe, and ...

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RDX to pipe treated wastewater

Corey Paul | The Odessa American (Odessa, Texas) The developer of a project to pipe treated wastewater east from Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority for use in oil production will release details of the plan in coming days. So far RDX Technologies, a public company based in Arizona, has disclosed little publicly about how the project will work since it ...

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PG&E says bolstered indictment coming in San Bruno blast

By Jaxon van Derbeken for the San Francisco Chronicle Federal prosecutors have notified Pacific Gas and Electric Co. that they will bolster charges against the company next month beyond the dozen counts the utility now faces in connection with the gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, company officials say. PG&E was indicted in April on allegations that ...

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McDermott chose Gulfport for its access


By Mary Perez for the Sun Herald GULFPORT — Chiquita is leaving Gulfport’s Port for New Orleans while McDermott Inc. is closing its fabrication unit at Morgan City, La., and moving to Mississippi. Restrictions at Morgan City kept the company from “attacking the market,” said Jackson Bullock, vice president of offshore resources. “Morgan City was a fantastic place for McDermott ...

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Pipeline company expected to bring 40 jobs to Levelland

Josie Musico for Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas LEVELLAND — A new company could bring up to 40 new jobs to the Levelland Industrial Rail Park, city leaders anticipate. The Levelland Economic Development Corp. agreed to terms of a contract Thursday night with Pipeline Plastics, a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene pipe. The pipe is used to transport water, oil and gas, among ...

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